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states gets elected and has views, take president george w. bush. he gave a speech at the sit ta d citadel, any changes that are made are tend to be made over the objection of the congress, the defense contractors, and the permanent bureaucracy. they're comfortable with the way it is. they've concluded that that's the way it ought to be. and if a president gets elected and comes in to office with different views, there tends to be natural opposition to i canceled the crusader program. i can't think of a worse name in this environment we're if than the crusader, but it was an enormous artillery piece that took two aircraft to move anywhere in the world. certainly not something that was appropriate for the 21st century and the asymmetric warfare that we're facing. and the opposition to it was just incredible. i mean, retired community in the army, the active duty community in the army, the civilian contractors, the congress. i'll give you an example. just a data point. when i was second of defense in the '70s, the defense authorization bill was 74 pages long. when i came back, in the
a column every friday and says, don rumsfeld, best known and remembered as president george w. bush's secretary of defense before and duringite rack war penned 815-page book released titled "known and unknown" it should remain us how little we knew about iraq and how rumsfeld, vice president cheney and others pulled the wool over our eyes. >> that's just inaccurate, in the book as i discuss at some length, think about this. colin powell is the one who made the presentation at the united nations. he probably had more experience dealing with intelligence materials than anyone, including george tenet, director of cia. one of the intelligence elements reported to him at department of state, he spent days workingen it. he prepared a speech for the world which he believed every single word in it, let there be no doubt. president bush believed every word he said as vice president cheney and condi rice and as did i. i think that is -- i don't know quite how to characterize a person who would come to that conclusion when all of the evidence is to the contrary. the congress, republicans and d
that no one would have expected, jeef justice john roberts, who was appointed by president george w. bush to lead this court in a more conservative direction, initially was poised to strike down the key part of the health care law, but then, he changed his mind and the outcome of this entire case. >> cbs news, and its legal correspondent jan crawford, breaking the story earlier this week that chief justice john roberts originally decided with conservatives about the obama care mandate. while writing the decision changed his mind and the rest, as they say, is history. jim, the question is, how did cbs get that info and was it news for coverage of the court going forward? >> jan is a very good reporter and we assume that she got it from another justice. she had a lot of detail about anthony kennedy, you know, apparently spending a month trying to get roberts on this decision, it opens up a whole n new-- where to come from and information and including the courts now. >> it does seem strange, judy, the supreme court has been sort of a bastion of secrecy up until now. >> it has been and you c
will face roger federer in sunday's match. >>> today is former president george w. bush's 66th birthday and during a trip this week to africa, at a home for children in need, he got a pretty special birthday gift. the kids serenaded him. ♪ happy birthday to you >> the bushes were in africa to promote work regarding breast and cervical cancer and are on their way home tonight. this is also nancy reagan's 91st birthday and yesterday she attended her first public event since a fall in may when she broke several ribs. she helped inaugurate a new exhibit from the walt disney archives at the reagan library. as you can see, mickey and minnie mouse showed up for the occasion. we're told they did their own rendition of "happy birthday." >>> up next, four women on a remarkable road trip making a difference. >>> finally tonight, it is summer. it's the season of road trips and wait till you see the one four women have just taken. it was grueling, thrilling, and it's making a difference for the causes they care so much about. nbc's michelle franzen takes us along for the ride. >> reporter: coast t
organization and elaine chow the former labor secretary under president george w. bush. okay, david. i'm going to let you take a swing at this right off the bat. because when i saw these numbers come down, i thought to myself, wait a second. it wasn't too long ago when i believe it was senator obama complaining that george w. bush thought 200 or 300,000 jobs added was a good number. this is 80,000 jobs. this cannot be spun as good news for americans. >> it's not good news for america. let's recall though that obama made that complaint before we suffered the biggest financial crisis in american history, you know, after the wall street crash of 1929. we lost 9 million jobs as a result of that crisis when obama took office, we were hemorrhaging 700,000 jobs a month. unemployment hit 10%. so in many ways we have come a long way. we haven't lost any jobs in the last two years. we are making progress. clearly not enough progress. in retrospect that stimulus was not nearly big enough in 2009. that american jobs act that the president tried to pass last september should have been enacted by congress.
thought when george w. bush nominated john roberts to the supreme court back in 2005 that he would provide the key fifth vote with the court for liberals to uphold president obama's massive signature achievement, the healthcare reform act. so when the decision came down, people were outraged. but then when it became clear that john roberts, the chief justice, originally sided with the conservatives to strike down the heart of the law, the individual mandate, then, i think, the outrage became much, much more pronounced. gwen: i think bill galston who worked - i think it was your story i read in which he said winners celebrate and looses mobilize. what happens when it's not clear who lost and who won? >> they're all mobilizing. really, probably the base of both parties, the liberals for the democrats and conservatives for the republicans, can find plenty to get fired up. clearly the conservatives hate obamacare and they'll say we have to -- but romney says if you want to get rid of obamacare, you have to vote out president obama. it would have been bad for president obama if this was struck
to take us back to the economic policies of george w. bush, or president obama who has led to 28 consecutive months of job growth. as a former governor of massachusetts said, it takes a while to get things turned around. it takes longer when one party doesn't want to turn things around at all. where want to know what you think. are the disappointing job numbers because of president obama's policies or gop obstruction? text a for president obama's policies, text b for gop ubstrugz to 622639. or go to our blog at i'll bring you the results later in the show. i'm joined by richard wolf. richard, have republicans boxed in president obama by preventing any jobs legislation from passing? they have been clearly obstructionests. >> they have, and they have from the start, but you know, you get tactical success, that doesn't mean that you're dealing with the problems you're elected to solve or in fact you're going to win strategically in political terms. i would like to draw a comparison in events we felt strongly about which was in the bush administration, 9/11. we went thr
of control deficits or stimulus. it's barack obama or george w. bush, but it's not that simple, not that satisfying. one cause however does stand out amongst many. cheap and ample credit. for years the ability of almost every working american to access more credit than they should have been able to, masked the underlying fact that lower and middle class incomes were not rising. people felt and in many cases actually were wealthier than their salaries or socioeconomic status would suggest. getting a loan and buying a house, often more house than you needed or would have expected to buy, made you feel wealthier. as more people bought those houses, your net worth increased. you borrowed against that house, maybe. maybe you put your kids through college with the money. maybe you bought another house or financed a small business. maybe there wasn't even a house involved. maybe you did all of those things on low interest credit cards or other kinds of loans, but it doesn't really matter because generally economies were strong and you had a job, even if the job wasn't getting much bet
or george w. bush, but it's not that simple, not that satisfying. one cause however does stand out amongst many. cheap and ample credit. for years the ability of almost every working american to access more credit than they should have been able to, masked the underlying fact that lower and middle class incomes were not rising. people felt and in many cases actually were wealthier than their salaries or socioeconomic status would suggest. getting a loan and buying
, with his manufacturing ideas, yeah, absolutely. >> suarez: dem yatsic critics were very tough on george w. bush in the months following the recovery that began after 9/11. too few jobs, recovery too slow, job creation too shallow. are we in a different economic world now? isn't it just as fair a criticism as barack obama as it was of george work bush in the early part of this century? >> i think the difference there is that it's what i was just talk approximating about. i mean it's one thing for a president to not have a set of plans to get you from here to there, and here i thought mr. chen's discussion a second okay was very misleading. i don't think governo governor-- governor romney has any plans vis-a-vis job growthnd cay go through that in a second. the thing the president can say that is different is i, in fact, have a set of measures that independent people, you don't have to listen to me, listen the congressional budget office, to independent economists who scored this are saying, yeah, and it's actually not that complicated, if you provide some fiscal relief to state was have to
clinton won. then skip to 2004, 197,000, president george w. bush won. now, in 2012, average job growth in the first six months, 150,000, putting president obama in the middle of that stack. >> heather: lawmakers in california giving the green light to the nation's first high speed rail line. the controversial funding vote stick to go partisan lines. democratic governor jerry brown, party leaders lobbied hard for its passage. it will connect los angeles and san francisco and travel up to 220 miles per hour. the projected cost of the project? $68 billion. >> gregg: george zimmerman free on bail as he awaits trial in the shooting death of trayvon martin. this time he's under much tighter restrictions. among them, he must remain in seminole county, florida. his location will be electronically monitored. the judge revoked his previous bond after prosecutor the found evidence he and his wife lied to the court about their finances. >> heather: have you heard about this malware that could be infecting everyone, including you. >> gregg: yes. >> heather: the dangerous malware could cut you off f
. there was a controversial nominee to the d.c. circuit under george w. bush. you can await that. reuters is a wire service, like a.p., but i am not quickly filing alerts the way jim of the knee -- jim matheny had done. i look at broader trends. i do not have to file every day, but it is the wire, so you have to fill a hole faster than you would for the newspaper. >> is anybody else working on a book they want to out? >> not yet. >> you did a biography of justice o'connor. are you still in touch with her? what is she up to? >> she is on an airplane. she is always traveling. i asked if she would be in the room for health care. she said, "i have so much planned." i asked her if she had an instant. she said, i have not even had time to read the statutes. do you know which way they are going? no clue. it turned out that she was in the courtroom the week before. all the speculation about when it will be handed down -- nobody knows until the writing on all sides is finished. she did not know exactly when it was going to come. she could have suspected, the way we did, that it would come on june 28. she was in the
of what republicans did during the george w. bush year. it was actually a negative job growth. but he gets to just sort of toss this out there. and in our fast-paced media environment, very few of us challenge it point by point. and he puts himself forward as this successful businessman with a magical elixir, which is why the obama campaign is aggressive in trying to get the ba capital stuff out. there the outsourcing and outshoring. in this period of time, it's a race to frame romney in the eyes of the american people. >> part of this is about defining what we mean when we say successful businessman. i have an appreciation for small business people. i was thinking about black community folks who owned funeral homes and barbershops and bultty salons. folks start with little capital and make something. i have enormous respect for that and feel like we can learn a lot from folks on that. that is not what bain is and the businessman story of mitt romney is. >> this tells you wha his vision is. his vision of the economy is the vision of having a bunch of really powerful, really concentrated co
profound political impact but doesn't get a lot of attention was right after george w. bush was reelected in 2004, he was inaugurated. he went out around the country on a barn storming tour to privatize social security and that went great. >> and when he started to do this he thought he was going to win and the poll numbers looked good. and you were a key part of what i think has to be universally acknowledged as a democratic defeat of that republican initiative. how did you beat george w. bush on that subject? >> it was a decision that we made that we were going to preserve social security. this is the pillar of our society of security, retirement security for our seniors. and all that meant to the rest of the families. and so when i had the opportunity to become leader, of course it was my goal to obtain the majority and we went to some people on the outside to the public -- the private sector and said if you were, i don't know these things but if you were tylenol and you wanted to be advil -- i don't know which was first but if you were number two and wanted to be number one what would
, president obama being one, george w. bush being another before him. these are all people who like to get their core people, keep them together, and that's every indication we're getting from the romney campaign is that any changes they do is to add people, give people new titles but not have some huge shake-up and shed their current staff. >> susan, i want you to weigh in on something before i get to doug on this. this ifrom the boston globe which says, the last thing mitt romney needs is a john kerri moment. the very rich are different than you or me, but there it was, the image of a grinning mitt romney, his wife ann enjoying a perfect sunny day on a jet ski. susan, what about the optics of this vacation? i guess they think it's okay to see him on a family vacation playing thedoting dad, doting grand parent? does this make it harder to relate to the middle class? >> i don't think so. george bush, everyone saw him as a regular guy on the ranch, and then to see kerry on his wind surf was just ridiculous. it makes sense, plus team obama won't be able to use that against him after the pres
w. bush prez den circumstance not even counting the 2007 financial meltdown, the economy added on average 65,000 jobs each month. bad news on the economy is good for mitt romney. he blamed it on a failed obama presidency. >> we've looked at now over f r fouree years. we've seen that obama care has made it less likely for small businesses to hire. we've seen his financial regulatory burden make it less likely for small banks to make loans to businesses to get start and to grow. his policies have not worked. >> so i tlink's a general consensus, and it's correct that the economy's a driving issue to the campaign, but when we talk about the economy, the economy is a big, big, big thing and it has so many different facets to it. so, joe, part of the reason i wanted you here and john and major rah is that, you know, when we talk about the economy, what do we mean? everybody has different experiences to the economy. there are parts that are doing very well, there are parts of the economy that are doing terribly, and there are parts of the economy that are doing terribly and were doin
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